Indonesia's largest oil refinery on fire, forcing evacuation of residents

A fire at an oil refinery on an Indonesian island has prompted an evacuation of 80 nearby residents, according to a report from The Associated Press.

Java Island's largest oil refinery, owned by national company Pertamina, burst into flames around 7:20 p.m. Saturday at one of the 228 gas tanks inside its premises, according to the wire service. 

The refinery is located in Cilacap and can produce 270,000 barrels per day. 


Videos posted to Twitter showed a large column of flames and smoke bursting from the oil refinery.

This is the second time the Cilacap facility has caught on fire, with another blaze reported in June.

It's also the second oil refinery owned by Pertamina to catch fire this year. In March, a facility in Balongan, Western Java, also erupted overnight and injured six people. Nearly 1,000 residents were evacuated after the conflagration.